Found on this Facebook page:
I planned to write another MagPie prompt post, but the picture wasn't speaking to me. I've been steeped in so much kid's lit, the nakedness on the cover clashed with my writing brain. I did recently read The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, so it's not like I don't read books for adults. But my writing head is in a children's mindset.
How's your writing going?
I'm currently querying an old middle grade I spent the summer of 2012 revising. I started in December, but it wasn't going anywhere. Thanks to Susan Fields, Sharon Mayhew, and especially, Robyn Campbell, I revised my query and sent it again.
I finished a rough draft of a YA in the late spring and revised it in the fall of 2012. It's with a second reader now.
I'm 17k into a rough draft. I think it's going to be upper middle grade. The inspiration hit me in August when I visited my dad in Maine. I wrote several thousand words down, and then put it aside. I've picked it up again in December 2012.
Do you guys know Query Shark? I'm a big fan. Although I read a lot about querying, I'm never very confident about writing queries. I comment on nearly all of Query Shark's queries and revisions. I guess I had a moment of clarity because Janet Reid liked my comment and quoted me on her agent blog HERE!
Nice to be chuffed instead of chum!